What a pleasure meeting Ellen Matesanz, executive director of Art League Rhode Island while dropping off these two photographs for the upcoming exhibit, “On the Edge” juried by Michael Itkoff.
February 27-May 22
Opening: February 27, 5:30 PM
30 x 30”
30 x 30”
Photo by Cynthia DiDonato
“The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”
What began as a music jam in the art studio grew into a wonderful gathering of friends from near and far conversing, singing, and sharing music, food and art.
Blessed to be among such light!
It’s none of my business what people say of me, and think of me.
I am what I am, and I do what I do.
I expect nothing, and accept everything.
And it makes life so much easier.
"Marriage is like an unfunny, tense version of Everybody Loves Raymond. But it doesn't last 22 minutes, it lasts forever."
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“There is probably no better or more reliable measure of whether a woman has spent time in ugly duckling status at some point or all throughout her life, than her inability to digest a sincere compliment. Although it could be a matter of modesty, or could be attributed to shyness.... too many serious wounds are carelessly written off as ‘nothing but shyness’....If you say how lovely she is, or how beautiful her art is, or compliment anything else her soul took part in, inspired, or suffused, something in her mind says she is undeserving and you, the complimentor, are an idiot for thinking such a thing to begin with. Rather than understand that the beauty of her soul shines through when she is being herself, the woman changes the subject and effectively snatches nourishment away from the soul-self, which thrives on being acknowledged."
~Clarissa Pinkola Estés - Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype.
“When I stand alone with the earth and sky, a feeling of something in me going off in every direction into the unknown of infinity means more to me than anything."